RSA: Geas

Tue 29 August 2017 by Bighara from Echoes from the Geekcave

As I mentioned in the Random Spell Assessment for the cleric spell quest, I felt that -while they share similar purposes- geas is different enough to warrant its own discussion. First of all, consider its peers. Sixth level MU spells include such things (among others) as death, disintegrate, control weather, flesh to stone (and its reverse), and reincarnation. These are some pretty powerful spells in the BX universe. Magic-users don't see them until 11th level and they aren't even available to elves. So why is geas among them? Well, first of all, in BX it has no set duration (unlike later, wimpier editions).


Curious Objects: Ring of Djinni Summoning

Tue 29 August 2017 by Bighara from Echoes from the Geekcave

Magic rings in BX are pretty powerful. They usually don't have charges, and most are usable by a variety of classes. This one has –to my knowledge– never shown up in a game I've run or played. Maybe other folks have different experiences, but it's a stranger ...

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Invisible Sun: All the Components

Tue 29 August 2017 by Monte Cook from Monte Cook Games

This is everything you get in the Black Cube. The Books: The box contains four beautifully, intricately presented rule and setting books, called The Key, The Gate, The Path, and The Way. These contain everything you need to get an Invisible Sun campaign started. You’ll also find them to ...

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D&D 5th Edition: The Expended Property for Magic Items

Mon 28 August 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

I've been contemplating using some magic items with finite charges per older editions of DnD. In thinking about this, I worked up a mechanic inspired by DnD 4E and 5E's Recharge ability used in monster design. Essentially, a magic item can have an Expended property with the number ...

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Play Report-Bones, Blood, and Fire

Sun 27 August 2017 by jameseck from Mind Weave Role-Playing Platform

Having learned that the Drow houses are also searching the Bones in the temple, Benquil prepares a spell that he believes will locate all bones within the temple and teleport them to him in sets, starting with the oldest female …

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The Geomancer

Sun 27 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

After Mystra was killed, the Weave, the universal structure of arcane forces, was destroyed and was replaced by Cyric's own madness. The breakdown of the Weave was felt by all wizards across Faerûn. With the structure of magic out of balance, many spells failed or produced unreliable results. This ...

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1d6 Random Weird Mundane Remains & Treasures From Magical Ceremonies Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Magical ceremonies & summoning  rituals sometimes require expensive relics & components to complete their magical operations. Wizards & other practitioners of the dark arts often times must leave behind objects of a curious & sometimes dangerous nature. These are items that could require adventurers to do a bit of research into the nature of ...

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Random artifact generator

Tue 22 August 2017 by Shane Ward from The 3 Toadstools

Just having some fun, bit of a work in progress. 

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GAMING STRANGE TALES FROM A CHINESE STUDIO: GROWING PEARS AND THE DAOIST PRIEST OF MOUNT LAO

Tue 22 August 2017 by BEDROCK GAMES from The Bedrock Blog

I have been creating NPCs, monsters, scenarios and more for Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate by taking inspiration from Pu Songling's Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio. I am working my way through each story in the Penguin edition, occasionally skipping those that are difficult to turn into quick ...

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Magic Items in Elicmo

Mon 21 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Elicmo is the world home to the Alionna, Dominus, Holy Standing, Kazek, and Luciea kingdoms. Each area is home to some powerful magical items possessed by important figures. This pdf lists the homebrew magic items and people and kingdoms that have them.

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A Study in CCGs: Magic/Heartstone/Star Wars: Destiny

Tue 15 August 2017 by The Main Event from Critical Hits

I would never claim to be a pro, but I’ve played my fair share of collectible card games. In some ways, I think we are in a golden age of the CCG.

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A Study in CCGs: Magic/Heartstone/Star Wars: Destiny

Tue 15 August 2017 by The Main Event from Critical Hits

I would never claim to be a pro, but I’ve played my fair share of collectible card games. In some ways, I think we are in a golden age of the CCG.

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Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: Web of Wind (Silverglass #2)

Tue 15 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

We are back to the world of Nyctasia r'n Edonaris brenn Rhostshyl and Corson brenn Torisk.  Our leading ladies are still on the run from...pretty much everyone when they discover a thief with treasure riddle.  Not a map, but a riddle leading to the treasure of the ancient ...

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Mirror Magic

Mon 14 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

This supplement revolves around the dangerous art of mirror magic. It contains 4 new archetype options, 1 new warlock invocation, 5 new spells and a small lore section at this time. More may be added later. Fighter: Mirror Guard. A steadfast guardian using a reflective shield conjured from the world ...

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5e: Automated Treasure Generation

Thu 10 August 2017 by dither from Rumors of War

Yesterday, I put the finishing touches on a basic “hoard” generator using the 5e treasure tables from the Dungeon Master’s Guide. I modified the algorithm because I feel the DMG tables are unnecessarily complicated when it comes to determining gems,[…]

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